LG and Sprint Scramble to Offer 5G Phone

Sprint and LG say they'll offer the first 5G phone in the first half of 2019

On Tuesday, Sprint officially announced that it is teaming up with LG to launch its first 5G smartphone sometime in the first half of 2019.

That will no doubt bring counterclaims, with the big four US carriers (including T, VZ, TMUS) scrambling to log milestones in the race to bring various flavors of 5G service to the masses.

Sprint claims 5G mobile tech will allow consumers to download full-length HD movies "in seconds, instead of minutes" with intensive gaming occurring "without delays, hiccups or time lag". All four major United States carriers have advanced 5G roadmaps, but initial deployments will be restricted to Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband in major cities until the first 5G smartphones arrive next year. No specifics for the model or price of the 5G LG smartphone have been given. Is anyone else willing to step up to the 5G plate when it comes to smartphone?

Competition is inevitable and all chances are of others plunging in, but Samsung has already cleared the Galaxy S10 is not 5G compatible and Apple is nowhere near till September 2019, so looks like LG will bag this one.

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Sprint is working to persuade antitrust regulators to approve its merger with larger rival T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) in a $26 billion deal, which the companies say will help them more quickly build the next-generation wireless network.

"LG has been working side-by-side with Sprint for almost 20 years, and we are looking forward to expanding this partnership with 5G", said William Cho, LG Electronics North America President and CEO. The list of the cities to get 5G connectivity include-Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Washington DC.

As we should all know by now, 5G is coming. He also said it will be a lot less clunky than Motorola's 5G mod approach.

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